1948

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1.
Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
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A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship. (80 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
2.
They Live by Night (1948)
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An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
3.
The Winslow Boy (1948)
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In pre-WWI England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, and his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial. (117 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
4.
The Big Clock (1948)
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When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly... (95 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
5.
Johnny Belinda (1948)
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In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
6.
Moonrise (1948)
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Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
7.
Spring in a Small Town (1948)
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A lonely housewife finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town. (98 mins.)
Director: Mu Fei
 
8.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall. (87 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
9.
Rope (1948)
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
 
10.
A Foreign Affair (1948)
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
11.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
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Anabel Sims is determined to find the perfect husband. She thinks she's found her man in Madison Brown, a handsome pediatrician. She then prepares an elaborate scheme to trap him into marriage. (85 mins.)
Director: Don Hartman
 
12.
Easter Parade (1948)
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
13.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (87 mins.)
 
14.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
 
15.
Force of Evil (1948)
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket. (78 mins.)
 
16.
Red River (1948)
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son. (133 mins.)
 
17.
Blood on the Moon (1948)
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Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
18.
Fort Apache (1948)
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe. (128 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
19.
He Walked by Night (1948)
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
20.
Maclovia (1948)
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On a small Mexican island dwells a group of Indians who live in the traditional manner and who disdain outsiders... (105 mins.)
 
21.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
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Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)
 
22.
Call Northside 777 (1948)
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case. (112 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
23.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
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While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it. (89 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
24.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
25.
Cry of the City (1948)
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Police Lieut. Candella, longtime friend of the Rome family, walks a tightrope in the case of cop-killer Martin Rome. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
26.
The Snake Pit (1948)
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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution. (108 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
27.
Sorrows of the Forbidden City (1948)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Shilin Zhu
 
28.
Uneasy Terms (1948)
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Private eye Slim Callaghan is summoned to the country home of a Colonel Stenhurst, but the latter is murdered before he can talk to the detective. Was one of the Colonel's three daughters responsible? (91 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
29.
Yellow Sky (1948)
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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town. (98 mins.)
 
30.
Coroner Creek (1948)
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A man is bent on taking revenge on those responsible for his fiance's death. (90 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
31.
Blanche Fury (1948)
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The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself. (90 mins.)
Director: Marc Allégret
 
32.
Pitfall (1948)
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Insurance executive John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and he suffers serious consequences as a result. (86 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
33.
Los tres huastecos (1948)
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This is the story of three brothers (a priest, a soldier and an outlaw) that are raised separately by their godfathers once their mother dies... (120 mins.)
 
34.
Les parents terribles (1948)
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When Michel, who's 22, tells his parents he is in love, his mother Yvonne is distraught, believing she... (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
35.
Old Los Angeles (1948)
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Old Los Angeles finds Bill Stockton leaving Missouri to join his brother Larry, and prospect for gold in California... (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Kane
 
36.
Good-Time Girl (1948)
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman... (81 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
37.
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
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John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold... (102 mins.)
 
38.
Berlin Express (1948)
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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot. (87 mins.)
 
39.
Words and Music (1948)
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. (120 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
40.
Escape (1948)
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A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl. (78 mins.)
 
41.
Kalpana (1948)
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(160 mins.)
Director: Uday Shankar
 
42.
Four Faces West (1948)
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Cowboy Ross McEwen arrives in town. He asks the banker for a loan of $2000. When the banker asks about securing a loan that large... (89 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
43.
Raw Deal (1948)
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Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him. (79 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
44.
Here Come the Huggetts (1948)
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The return of the Huggett family. After first meeting the family at the Holiday Camp, this is on the home front... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
45.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. (94 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
46.
So Evil My Love (1948)
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Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London... (112 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
47.
Rabbit Punch (1948 Short Film)
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Heckling the Champ gets Bugs into the world championship fight as the challenger. (8 mins.)
 
48.
The Foghorn Leghorn (1948 Short Film)
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Little Henery the Chicken Hawk wants to prove he's big enough to hunt chickens, but he doesn't know what a chicken is... (6 mins.)
Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
49.
Scaredy Cat (1948 Short Film)
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Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated... (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
50.
Bugs Bunny Rides Again (1948 Short Film)
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Yosemite Sam is a-lookin' for any varmint what dares to tame him. And Bugs is just the varmint. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
51.
Daffy Dilly (1948 Short Film)
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Tired of selling gag novelties on the street, Daffy tries for the million-dollar reward offered by J.P... (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
52.
Haredevil Hare (1948 Short Film)
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Bugs is tricked into being the first rabbit shot into space. When he lands on the moon he finds Commander X-2 (later known as Marvin Martian) set to blow up planet Earth. (7 mins.)
 
53.
Back Alley Oproar (1948 Short Film)
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Sylvester sings opera and popular tunes while standing on a back alley fence; Elmer, who wants to sleep, tries to thwart him. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng